You’re on a lonely stretch of road and your car breaks down. While you’re fiddling with the engine, trying to figure out what went wrong, a tow truck pulls up and offers help. You’re relieved; you sign the paperwork, hand over the keys, and thank your lucky stars. But this lucky turn of events may end up costing you a small fortune.
Rogue towing operators who suddenly materialize just when you need them prey on unwary drivers. They offer to help and charge outrageous fees for their services. To guard against fraud and inflated towing fees, make sure you know who you’re working with, what you’re paying for, and what your insurance company will cover. In this regard, here are some things to consider:
- Know what your insurance covers. Does your policy include roadside assistance, and what are the limits? Should you ever be in an accident, how will your insurance company handle towing, and how much coverage do you get?
- If you need a towing service, never deal with an operator who arrives unsolicited. Even though hardworking, honest towing companies might appear miraculously when you need them, it’s best to err on the side of caution.
- If the tow truck driver refuses to leave or if you suspect fraud, call the police.
At Stuart Auto Body, we offer bodywork & painting repair services in the Stuart, FL area. Whether you have a couple of dents or heavy collision repair, we do it all. We also provide a 24-hour towing service (light & heavy duty), as well as truck roadside services. Contact us today for more information.